Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Review: When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer

Series:  The Impossible Bachelors, Book #1

Genre:  Historical Romance

Published:  November 2, 2010

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Format I Read:  Paperback

Pages:  411

Source:  reviewed for Pump Up Your Book Tours

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Book Summary:
He’s always been a player.

Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he’s named by the Prince Regent as one of society’s “Impossible Bachelors,” Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of “Most Delectable Companion” gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status…until his latest lightskirt abandons him.
Who will win this game of love?

Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry’s childhood friend—actually, “foe” is more like it—is the most unlikely companion of all. She’s attractive but hot-headed, and in no mood for games. Besides, what could the self-indulgent Harry possibly know about what makes a woman delectable? It’s time for Molly to teach him a lesson once and for all…but will it lead to “happily ever after?”

My Thoughts
Molly and Harry have been enemies since childhood.  After one of Molly’s childhood pranks seriously back fires, it causes both to be outcast and sent away.

Eight years later, their hatred for each other is still as strong as ever, but seeing that they are both in scandalous situations, they make peace long enough to avoid scandal.

Molly is prim and proper, but very inexperienced in love and romance.  She has decided to elope with her father’s associate, but gets left in a seedy inn as her intended runs off with the first pretty face he sees.  Although she didn’t love the guy and could care less, she’s been left in the middle of nowhere with no one to escort her home.

Harry is a very experienced bachelor and arrogant playboy who just happen to be at the same inn with one of his many lady companions.  This particular companion is his sure ticket to win the title of Impossible Bachelor, a wager that will allow him to be off limits to anyone seeking a husband for one peaceful year.

When his companion runs off with Molly’s “fiancé”, Harry sees no reason why Molly couldn’t pose as his mistress.  With all the trouble she has caused him over the years, Harry sees this as the perfect way to pay Molly back for everything that stupid prank has cost him.

Molly is reluctant to agree, but realizes that Harry is the only person she can depend on right now, so why not  have a little fun as well as get help on a personal matter.

When Harry Met Molly had me hooked from the first few pages.  Kieran Kramer did a fantastic job on the story and made me laugh constantly. 

She also did a great job creating fun and likable characters.  Molly is the worst mistress ever, while Harry is the biggest rake, but the friendship and romance that develops between the two is what really made me enjoy this story.

My  Rating
I give When Harry Met Molly four and a half flowers of love and look forward to the other three books from this series.


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Kieran Kramer said...

Wow, thank you SO much for the awesome review!! I really appreciate your efforts. And I hope you'll enjoy the next book in the series, Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Kieran :>)

Yvonne said...

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I loved Molly and Harry's story so I will be keeping up with the series.